For the first time, James Malory and his Anderson in-laws agree on something: it's payback time for the culprit who dared to kidnap James and Georgina's beloved daughter Jack, even if she escaped unscathed.
Jack is furious to be left behind when her father sails for the Caribbean in pursuit of the villain. So when an intriguing stranger offers to lead her to the abductor, Jack sees an opportunity to deliver some Malory-style retribution herself.
Things don't go quite according to plan when Jack ends up an unwilling 'guest' once more, on a ship sailing away from England. But she soon realizes that her captor is no pirate at all, but a nobleman determined to settle an old score with her father - and what endangers her most is the increasingly passionate attraction between them.